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Aung San Suu Kyi, amazing human being, politician and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, at the age of 65 (she is now 67).
Photograph © Platon (2010)

Aung San Suu Kyi is one of the world's true heroines. I learnt most about her from that wonderful 2011 movie The Lady, where she was played so well by Michelle Yeoh, with David Thewlis as her Oxford-based husband Michael Aris. If you haven't seen it, I highly recommend it.

On 16th June, in a very moving ceremony, she accepted the Nobel peace prize more than 20 years after it was awarded to her.

She is currently in England, accepting today an honorary doctorate from Oxford University, and tomorrow on 21st June she will make an address to both houses of the British parliament in Westminster Hall - a rare honour for a foreign dignitary, as will be seen from this list.

21st June 2012:
[Video of Aung San Suu Kyi's complete address to both houses of the British parliament]